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Houston Cougars (American West)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 7-5 | Second-order wins (diff.): 8.2 (1.2) | S&P+ Rk: 36
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
9-Sep at Arizona 48 19-16 W 85% 9.7 73% 41% 82%
16-Sep Rice 128 38-3 W 100% 43.6 93% 87% 98%
23-Sep Texas Tech 58 24-27 L 64% 3.2 57% 70% 38%
30-Sep at Temple 78 20-13 W 95% 15.0 80% 40% 86%
7-Oct SMU 67 35-22 W 71% 5.1 61% 79% 40%
14-Oct at Tulsa 116 17-45 L 7% -13.6 21% 35% 28%
19-Oct Memphis 20 38-42 L 51% 0.2 53% 82% 16%
28-Oct at South Florida 15 28-24 W 96% 15.7 82% 75% 61%
4-Nov East Carolina 123 52-27 W 92% 13.0 74% 91% 31%
18-Nov at Tulane 89 17-20 L 69% 4.5 59% 46% 64%
24-Nov Navy 69 24-14 W 90% 11.6 75% 48% 77%
24-Dec vs. Fresno State 24 27-33 L 5% -15.3 22% 23% 40%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 31.2 37 25.4 49
Points Per Game 30.8 60 26.0 46
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 42.9% 52 41.8% 71 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.15 71 1.06 19 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 29.6 75 28.4 40 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.75 36 3.50 10 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 1.5 50 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-1.45
ACTUAL -2 80
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 93.3 96 110.9 35 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 40.8% 83 41.1% 60 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.93 54 0.81 22 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 97.9 87 120.2 13 100.0
Opportunity Rate 36.1% 97 35.2% 37 38.5%
Power Success Rate 67.4% 66 63.3% 37 67.7%
Stuff Rate 19.3% 60 23.2% 22 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Duke Catalon RB 6'0, 215 JR 149 637 8 4.3 5.0 30.9% 2 (1)
Mulbah Car RB 6'0, 210 SO 80 388 3 4.9 4.9 36.3% 1 (1)
D'Eriq King QB 5'11, 190 SO 63 417 8 6.6 7.8 42.9% 1 (1)
Dillon Birden RB 5'10, 200 SR 60 333 4 5.6 5.3 38.3% 0 (0)
Kyle Postma QB 6'2, 200 SR 43 254 1 5.9 6.2 44.2% 3 (3)
Davion Mitchell RB 5'11, 185 FR 10 38 0 3.8 1.3 40.0% 0 (0)
Patrick Carr RB 5'11, 197 SO 8 26 0 3.3 1.0 25.0% 0 (0)
Kyle Allen QB 6'3, 211 JR 7 7 0 1.0 2.3 28.6% 3 (1)
Derek McLemore WR 5'10, 187 SR 1 13 0 13.0 5.5 100.0% 0 (0)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 99.5 69 99.9 67 100.0
Passing Success Rate 45.0% 24 42.4% 84 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.36 98 1.28 11 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 148.6 21 101.2 67 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Kyle Postma 6'2, 200 SR 111 167 1125 5 6 66.5% 4 2.3% 6.3
D'Eriq King 5'11, 190 SO 90 139 1260 7 2 64.7% 9 6.1% 8.3
Kyle Allen 6'3, 211 JR 80 105 751 4 4 76.2% 4 3.7% 6.7

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Steven Dunbar WR 6'3, 202 SR 112 76 1070 3 14.1 9.6 67.9% 49.1% 28.8%
Linell Bonner WR 6'0, 200 SR 101 80 900 5 11.3 8.9 79.2% 56.4% 26.0%
D'Eriq King QB 5'11, 190 SO 36 29 264 2 9.1 7.3 80.6% 44.4% 9.3%
John Leday WR 6'0, 200 SR 27 25 130 1 5.2 4.8 92.6% 44.4% 6.9%
Duke Catalon RB 6'0, 215 JR 23 15 86 1 5.7 3.7 65.2% 26.1% 5.9%
Courtney Lark WR 6'2, 195 SO 21 13 235 2 18.1 11.2 61.9% 52.4% 5.4%
Keith Corbin WR 6'2, 193 SO 20 10 164 0 16.4 8.2 50.0% 45.0% 5.1%
Dillon Birden RB 5'10, 200 SR 11 8 65 0 8.1 5.9 72.7% 54.5% 2.8%
Alex Leslie TE 6'5, 240 SR 9 3 47 0 15.7 5.2 33.3% 33.3% 2.3%
Romello Brooker TE 6'3, 240 JR 9 7 45 0 6.4 5.0 77.8% 55.6% 2.3%
Mulbah Car RB 6'0, 210 SO 7 6 31 0 5.2 4.4 85.7% 42.9% 1.8%
Derek McLemore WR 5'10, 187 SR 3 3 41 0 13.7 13.7 100.0% 66.7% 0.8%
Ellis Jefferson WR 6'4, 220 SR 3 3 32 1 10.7 10.7 100.0% 100.0% 0.8%
Alexander Myres CB 5'10, 192 JR 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Matthew Adams LB 6'1, 237 SR 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Kyle Postma QB 6'2, 200 SR 1 1 22 1 22.0 22.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.3%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 100.2 67 102.5 51 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 48.2% 49 47.8% 81 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.05 67 1.01 43 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.73 94 2.43 17 2.92
SD Sack Rate 3.4% 27 2.7% 117 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 90.7 96 112.2 32 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 31.0% 63 29.5% 56 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.52 64 1.21 6 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.37 54 3.36 80 3.22
PD Sack Rate 4.4% 23 7.9% 57 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 87.9 104 156.4 3
Q2 S&P+ 90.5 105 108.7 46
Q3 S&P+ 109.1 46 94.3 87
Q4 S&P+ 97.5 85 99.0 67
1st Down S&P+ 97.2 75 105.8 44
2nd Down S&P+ 89.3 107 105.9 48
3rd Down S&P+ 104.8 60 125.8 13
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.8% 73 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 33.5% 73 35.3%
Adj. Pace -1.8 26 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 78.8% 24 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.0% 105 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 33.7% 85 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.4% 70 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.2% 77 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 4.4% 64 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.8% 58 6.5%
PD to INC 33.1% 72 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
D'Juan Hines LB 6'1, 230 SR 83.5 6.5 (0) 9 1 (1) 3 56.3%
Matthew Adams LB 6'1, 237 SR 71.0 6.5 (1.5) 13 0 (2) 1 43.2%
Ed Oliver DT 6'3, 290 SO 60.0 16.5 (5.5) 17 0 (3) 2 19.4%
Terrell Williams S 6'4, 212 SR 52.0 0 (0) 3 4 (7) 0 77.3%
Emeke Egbule LB 6'3, 245 JR 49.0 6.5 (2) 10 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Khalil Williams S 5'11, 210 SR 47.0 8 (2) 5 0 (6) 0 44.7%
Garrett Davis S 6'0, 205 JR 44.5 2 (0) 1 4 (4) 0 71.4%
Isaiah Johnson CB 6'3, 195 JR 39.5 0 (0) 1 2 (7) 0 76.7%
Jeremy Winchester CB 5'11, 203 JR 37.0 1 (1) 3 1 (5) 1 57.4%
Alexander Myres CB 5'10, 192 JR 34.5 2.5 (0) 2 1 (6) 0 63.4%
Leroy Godfrey LB 6'2, 235 SO 26.5 8.5 (2) 14 0 (0) 0 27.3%
Austin Robinson LB 6'3, 235 SR 26.0 4 (1) 5 0 (0) 0 54.8%
Reggie Chevis DL 6'2, 290 SR 25.5 3 (0.5) 4 0 (0) 0 35.3%
Nick Thurman DE 6'4, 293 SR 25.0 4.5 (2) 7 0 (1) 0 34.4%
Jerard Carter DE 6'2, 285 JR 20.5 5.5 (1.5) 6 0 (0) 0 18.2%
Joeal Williams CB 5'10, 190 JR 14.0 1 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 58.8%
Payton Turner DL 6'5, 240 FR 12.0 2 (1) 5 1 (1) 0 7.1%
Cameron Doubenmier LB 5'11, 225 SR 7.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
David Anenih LB 6'2, 228 FR 5.5 2 (2) 1 0 (0) 0 33.3%
Aymiel Fleming DT 6'3, 290 SO 5.0 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0 28.6%
Brandon McDowell DB 5'9, 183 SR 4.5 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 1 100.0%
Ka'Darian Smith CB 5'11, 180 SO 4.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%
Darius Gilbert S 6'2, 195 SO 4.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%
Terry Mark WR 6'1, 195 SO 3.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%
Nomluis Fruge LB 6'0, 225 SR 3.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 0.5 22
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.19 46
Punt Success Rate 69.0% 22
Kickoff Success Rate 73.8% 65
Punt Return Success Rate 40.0% 86
Kick Return Success Rate 40.6% 84
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Caden Novikoff 5'10, 190 JR 43-43 12-15 80.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Dane Roy 6'7, 240 SO 58 41.8 5 28 23 87.9%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Caden Novikoff 5'10, 190 JR 65 60.8 26 40.0% 1 2 1 0
Dane Roy 6'7, 240 SO 0 0.0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Brandon McDowell 5'9, 183 SR 14 4.4 0 24 1 (1)
Collin Wilder 5'10, 195 SO 1 0.0 0 0 1 (0)
Josh Burrell 5'10, 232 SO 0 0.0 0 1 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
John Leday 6'0, 200 SR 25 22.9 0 0 2 (2)
Brandon McDowell 5'9, 183 SR 4 29.3 0 0 0 (0)
Derek McLemore 5'10, 187 SR 1 25.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Cameron Doubenmier LB 5'11, 225 SR 7.5 20.0 21.0
Khalil Williams S 5'11, 210 SR 6.0 14.0 24.0
Elijah Gooden LB 6'0, 215 FR 3.0 18.8
Matthew Adams LB 6'1, 237 SR 2.5 16.3
Terry Mark WR 6'1, 195 SO 2.0 16.5

Stats via SportSource Analytics